Sibling Needs

Since we’ve been official there are three things I know for a fact:

  1. There is an amazing foster parent support group in the greater Vancouver area.
  2. The wait after the home study sucks just as much as the home study wait.
  3. There is a great need for homes for sibling groups.

Jeremy and I will be married fourteen years on the 17th. And since the beginning there was one thing I knew without a shadow of a doubt: one day I wanted to adopt a group of siblings.

Back then I’d tell you I have no idea where that feeling came from. Back then I didn’t really understand what that meant. I just knew, from the deepest parts of my heart, that I’d adopt a sibling group. While we have not had our first placement yet, I understand where the feeling came from. It was as if God was preparing my heart to be ready for this. Maybe this was my calling all along? Maybe there is a sibling group that needed a mom and dad like Jeremy and I. Whatever the reason, I know there is a need and I am excited to help solve that need.

Pray for these kids. For the babies. The school age. For the preteen and teenagers. But, especially for the sibling groups. I learned that it is a ridiculously high 9 of 10 times a sibling group is broken up. As much as my sisters were a pain to me and I a pain to my brother, I couldn’t fathom growing up without them. Pray for homes to open up for these families. Homes to open up for all kids looking for a safe place to lay their little heads.

I’ve been praying a lot lately for God to use me in these kids. I want to be able to evoke good memories of a time when a woman and her incredible husband showered love on them. To evoke a sense of belonging forever. To evoke the very attainable feeling of happiness. I knew there was a need in the foster care system. I knew that. On all sides there was a need. I just never really understood until now.

When I move into a larger home, I hope to take on those sibling needs. xoxo

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  1. Yes! 100% yes. I am right there with you. I have had the desire to adopt since I was in high school. I have always wanted a big family and had always wanted to adopt. It takes a special person to love someone else’s children and I agree, God puts that desire in our hearts. Ive been telling my husband that we need to purchase a larger home so we can house a bunch of children (gearing towards a sibling group or two). Good for you and good luck on your adventure!

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  2. Reblogged this on Braatz and Buns and commented:
    I have had the desire to adopt since I was in high school. I have always wanted a big family and had always wanted to adopt. It takes a special person to love someone else’s children and I agree, God puts that desire in our hearts. Ive been telling my husband that we need to purchase a larger home so we can house a bunch of children (gearing towards a sibling group or two).

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